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Our Five Core Classes

You can earn an Art of Faciltiation certificate by taking all five of our classes, or you may take the classes individually. Our 4-week Zoom-based classes provide you an immersive experience in facilitation that also fits well into many of our lives, whether we're balancing work, family, writing and other arts, community and other service and practices. In addition to our weekly gatherings, your class benefits include:

  • An accessible and artful online site with considerations and reflections 

  • A weekly podcast just for you

  • Offerings for the care and feeding of the facilitator

  • Weekly discussion questions to help you coalesce what you're learning

  • The Art of Facilitation Resource Hub with lots of in-depth and expansive information, guides, and links.

Each 90-minute Zoom session takes place on Sunday evenings. You may take one class or several, depending on what best serves you. Students who complete all five of the core classes will receive an Art of Facilitation certificate. 

Our classes are designed to fit into your schedule, as well as to provide you a supportive learning community. We sincerely seek to facilitate a welcoming, inclusive, and hospitable space for you in each class.

Registration: You may click on the Paypal button to register for any class or contact us about sending a check. You may also pay be Venmo (Caryn-Goldberg-2), but if so, please email us to tell us which class you're registering for, plus your name. At the bottom of this page, there is also an option for register for all five classes. Thank you.


Join Our Art of Facilitation Certification Program

Take all five classes and earn the Art of Facilitation Certificate while also saving substantially on class fees. To register for all five classes at once and save $180, please click here. The total cost of $1,270. If you wish to pay by check, please contact us; you can also pay by Venmo (Caryn-Goldberg-2, and please email us your contact information). Because of the nature and format of the classes, you can fit them into your life in balance with work, family, community, art, and other obligations. See dates and details below starting June 5, 2022 and ending March 4, 2023.


Or Take One, Two, or More Classes


Facilitating For Community

June 5 - July 2, 2022

Zoom Sessions June 5, 12, 19, 26
5 pm PST/ 6 pm MST/ 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST


Creating a hospitable circle is one of the keys to effective facilitation. How do we set the table to include all--to foster warmth and connection? In this class, learn techniques and tips for welcoming your participants into a safe and meaningful space. And, as we as facilitators learn to co-create a truly communal setting, we too can often experience deep joy and fulfillment. $290. More information here.


Week One: Community as an Act of Joy

Week Two: Calling the Hospitable Circle

Week Three: Creating Inclusivity

Week Four: Compassion in Action


Facilitating For Change

July 10 - Aug. 6, 2022

Zoom Sessions July 10, 17, 24 & 31
5 pm PST/ 6 pm MST/ 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST

So often, we embrace meetings, workshops, and collaborations as the birthplace of positive change for individuals and communities. This makes it essential for us to define our own beliefs about what change truly is. Learn how to guide participants in naming their own definitions of change, as well as dive deep into learning to better listen to and witness others. By modeling this approach, you can guide participants to do the same. $290 More information here.

Week One: What is the Change We Seek?

Week Two: Listening and Witnessing

Week Three: Facilitating Greater Freedom

Week Four: Exploring Transformations for

Yourself and Your Group


Whether we're beginners or veterans at facilitating workshops or meetings, it's a given we will occasionally run into elephants in the room (big issues hidden in plain sight) and tiger-like conflicts. We'll also encounter challenging individuals and groups. Explore best practices for holding boundaries and remaining in your role as a facilitator, as well as how to engage rather than ignore inherent conflicts. We'll also look at practical strategies on dealing with a variety of challenging people and situations. We skip a Sunday for Rosh Hashana. $290 More information here.


Week One: Holding Boundaries, Minding Roles

Week Two: Engaging Conflict

Week Three: Challenging Personalities & Situations

Week Four: Working With Challenges and Conflicts

Elephants & Tigers & Facilitation, Oh My!

Oct. 9-Nov. 5, 2022

Zoom Sessions Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30
5 pm PST/ 6 pm MST/ 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST


Transformative Workshop & Meeting Design, Part 1

Jan. 8 - Feb. 4, 2023

Zoom Sessions Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29
5 pm PST/ 6 pm MST/ 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST

Structuring effective meetings and groups requires thoughtful preparation and implementation. Learn how to initially assess your audience, create ground rules, open and close sessions, and develop pacing. These very practical skills can help build a strong foundation for the benefit of your participants. $290. More information here.  


Week One: Addressing Your Audience

Week Two: Creating Your Ground Rules

Week Three: Opening and Closing Sessions

and Meetings

Week Four: Pacing Yourself and the Group


Transformative Workshop & Meeting Design, Part 2

Feb. 5 - Mar. 4, 2023

Zoom Sessions Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
5 pm PST/ 6 pm MST/ 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST

Once you set the table for your workshop or meeting, it's time to develop your proposed content or agenda. Yet it's also important to remain mindful of how and when to move to Plan B (or C or D), as well as to learn as you go. In this class, we'll take a closer look at how to effectively engage your participants and approaches, tips, and tricks for "redesigning on the hoof." We skip a week for Thanksgiving. $290. More information here.

Week One: Who Are Your People? 

Week Two: The Heart of the Content

Week Three: Redesigning on the Hoof

Week Four: Learning As You Go: 

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